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Double Award Win for Fife College!

Fife College is delighted to have won two pretigious awards, a gold and Highly Commended at the College Development Network (CDN) College Awards held recently in Glasgow.
Shirley-Anne Somerville, Minister for Further Education at the ‘Immersive Hybrid Reality’ (iHR) lab launch at Fife College in Ju
‘Girls in Energy’, was awarded HIghly Commended in the Developing a Regional Curriculum category

The CDN Awards recognise the talent, skills and achievements of colleges, their staff and learners from throughout Scotland. 

Fife College put forward nominations for two unique projects which tackle gender imbalance and pioneer new hybrid digital technologies in the energy sector.  

The College’s Immersive Hybrid Reality Lab, which was launched in June, won Gold in the Digital Education Category, while its work with Shell and Fife Council to encourage woman into engineering, ‘Girls in Energy’, was awarded HIghly Commended in the Developing a Regional Curriculum category.

Winning the Digital Education Award marked the culmination of months of hard work for Fife College’s Faculty of Engineering, who launched their state-of-the-art, ‘Immersive Hybrid Reality’ lab at the College’s campus in Rosyth. The lab was designed to enhance the training and development of the next generation of offshore wind turbine technicians by combining the real and virtual world and introducing them to a realistic working environment to prepare them for employment.

The national programme ‘Girls In Energy’ was rolled out in Fife by Shell in partnership with Fife College and Fife Council, to encourage more females to consider a career in the oil and gas industry and has been well received by pupils and schools throughout Fife.

Nicky Inglis, Director of Engineering, Energy and Mathematics at Fife College, was delighted with the award wins and said:

“It is truly fantastic to have won these awards and to have both projects and our partners’ hard work recognised by the sector. These projects have enabled us to enhance our standard of teaching and training to ensure our students develop the skills required to meet the needs of the industry, increase their employment opportunities and support the economic needs of the region.”

The glamorous award ceremony, which hosted over 200 guests, was held at the Glasgow Hilton Hotel on Thursday 23 November 2017. The annual event aims to recognise and celebrate the skills and achievements of colleges from across the country as well as showcase the innovation that exists within the sector.

Applications for engineering courses starting at Fife College in January 2018 are open now. This includes SVQ in Pro-Engineering, Intermediate Certificate: Engineering (Pre-Access to SWAP Engineering) and NQ Engineering Pre-Apprenticeship.

Shirley-Anne Somerville, Minister for Further Education at the ‘Immersive Hybrid Reality’ (iHR) lab launch at Fife College in Ju
The Digital Education Award  for the ‘Immersive Hybrid Reality’ (iHR) lab at Fife College, Shirley-Anne Somerville, Minister for Further Education visited in June 2017.
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